There are thinkers who dislike "the subject," and if this subject is characterized in terms of its "lived experience" we admit to being among them. Unfortunately, there are many more for whom psychologists are by definition concerned with "subjects" in just this individual "lived" sense. We do not ourselves know any such psychologists; if psychoanalysts have the patience to attend to individual cases in which the same conflicts and complexes show up again and again, it is once more with a view to discovering common mechanisms.